Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) VP Silveira Elvino M. Da sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.29, for a total transaction of $262,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RTEC) traded down $0.30 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $26.45. 108,827 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 192,612. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. has a one year low of $16.80 and a one year high of $28.10. The company has a market cap of $835.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.08.

Rudolph Technologies (NYSE:RTEC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. Rudolph Technologies had a net margin of 15.99% and a return on equity of 10.49%. The company had revenue of $66.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.25 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.29 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Rudolph Technologies, Inc. will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of RTEC. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 0.9% during the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 52,650 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,179,000 after purchasing an additional 480 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 4.4% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 237,766 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $5,326,000 after purchasing an additional 9,954 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 27,097 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $607,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 14.4% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 78,800 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $1,765,000 after purchasing an additional 9,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in shares of Rudolph Technologies by 1.4% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 51,562 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,154,000 after buying an additional 713 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.22% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. B. Riley assumed coverage on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rudolph Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Rudolph Technologies in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rudolph Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

About Rudolph Technologies

Rudolph Technologies, Inc (Rudolph) is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and support of process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronics device manufacturers. The Company provides process and yield management solutions used in both wafer processing and final manufacturing through a family of standalone systems for macro-defect inspection, lithography, probe card test and analysis, and transparent and opaque thin film measurements.

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